Full Time Tenure Track Position in Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Rowan University is a Carnegie-classified Doctoral University (Moderate Research Activity) with approximately 19,000 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, with additional campuses in Camden and Stratford. The University comprises seven academic colleges and five schools—the William G. Rohrer College of Business; the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; the Colleges of Communication and Creative Arts, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics; the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University; the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the School of Health Professions; and the School of Earth and Environment—with an Honors College that spans across disciplines. Rowan is one of two public universities in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical degree programs. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. Rowan has been recognized as one of the top 90 public research universities and the 7th fastest growing research institution in the nation.

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Full Time Tenure Track Position in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Job no: 494110
Work type: Regular full time
Location: Glassboro, New Jersey
Categories: Faculty - College of Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) – Tenure Track Positions

With dramatic increase in undergraduate and graduate enrollment, a new PhD program, and a new building that allows us to expand, our award winning and nationally ranked (#15 in best undergraduate programs) Electrical and Computer Engineering Department (www.rowan.edu/ece) at Rowan University is growing. To support this robust growth, we seek energetic and innovative teacher-scholars, committed to excellence in both teaching and research to join our dedicated family of faculty members. Over the next few years, we are planning to add several faculty members to our department. Our particular emphasis in this search focus on computer engineering (broadly including computer architecture, embedded systems, internet of things / cyberphysical systems, low power design, hardware / architecture / computing security, high performance and distributed computing, etc.), though candidates with exceptional credentials and promising research agenda in other areas may also be considered.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering (or a closely related area), strong commitment to excellence in teaching, a proven record of, or exceptional potential for developing a sustainable and externally-funded research program. Ideal candidates also embrace interdisciplinary collaborations, have excellent communication skills, and genuine interest in student mentoring. Current Ph.D. students who have already established a significant body of work are encouraged to apply, if they are within one year of graduation.


  • teach core and elective ECE courses at the undergraduate and graduate level,
  • develop innovative curriculum components, including new courses in emerging areas, help grow our new Ph.D. program,
  • seek and obtain external funding for establishing a sustainable research program, enhance department’s research infrastructure,
  • conduct high quality research and publish research work in highly regarded conferences and journals,
  • mentor and advise undergraduate and graduate students, as well as student groups and clubs,
  • supervise student research and entrepreneurial efforts in the Rowan’s hallmark Engineering Clinic sequence,
  • contribute to our service activities to further our collective mission and vision at the department, college and university levels.

Rowan University is experiencing tremendous growth at all levels: at the institutional level, Rowan is now a comprehensive research university; and with two medical schools, Rowan is the premier institution of higher education in Southern New Jersey. At the college and departmental level, we are experiencing significant increase of interest and enrollment in our programs for which we have recently completed our second state-of-the-art building. The ECE Department now occupies the entire third floor of a stunning new building. Furthermore, with our new focus of providing more research experience to our students and faculty, we are enhancing our research infrastructure and capabilities (with a new high performance computing, and virtual reality center), further developing our South Jersey Technology Park (http://www.sjtechpark.org) for expanded industry collaboration and entrepreneurial activities, provide more funding for graduate teaching and research assistants, and offer substantial and competitive start-up funds to all new tenure-track faculty.

These developments have now set the framework for initiating new multidisciplinary research areas to complement our existing expertise in smart sensors, embedded systems, smart and micro grid, signal & image processing, wireless and optical communications, machine learning, dynamical systems and optimization, advanced imaging & virtual reality, memristors and nano-technology, aerospace systems and other fields. We now look forward to expand our research footprint to computer engineering and related areas.

Located in suburban New Jersey, in the greater Philadelphia metro area, Rowan is a comprehensive public institution with 19,000 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in twelve colleges and schools, including two medical schools. The College of Engineering, created with a $100M gift by Henry and Betty Rowan in 1992, enrolls over 1600 students in six departments. U.S. News & World Report ranks both the Electrical and Computer Engineering and the College among the nation's best for undergraduate engineering (#15 and #21, respectively, in 2020 rankings). Additional information is available at http://www.rowan.edu/ece and http://www.rowan.edu/home/engineering.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled, with applications received by December 31, 2019 given full and priority consideration, for a start date of September 2020.

For full consideration, applications should include the below listed items, assembled in the following order in a single PDF file: 1) a cover letter summarizing qualifications and the applicant’s interest in the position, 2) current detailed CV, 3) statement of teaching interests (specifically including the list of courses the applicant feels most qualified to teach, as well as teaching philosophy), 4) a statement of research interests (including applicant’s future research goals, and plans for obtaining external funding for achieving those goals), and 5) names and contact information for three to five references. Please name the file as <your last name>_Application.pdf

Optionally, additional relevant documentation (such as student evaluations, copies of up to two key publications) may be submitted in an Appendix as a separate file, please name the file as: <your last name>_Appendix.pdf

Questions can be directed to [email protected], Dr. Robi Polikar, Department Head, Electrical & Computer Engineering. Additional departmental information can be found at http://www.rowan.edu/ece.

Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. The applicant must have appropriate legal status to work in the US at the time of appointment. All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.

Advertised: Oct 11 2019 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Dec 31 2019 11:55 PM Eastern Standard Time




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